Carrot Cake Breakfast Squares
Carrot Cake is a favourite of ours, so whenever we pass by a cake shop we indulge in a large slice even though we know how to make it ourselves. While browsing the internet a while ago I came across this healthy version which is a delightful, fragrant version of a popular dessert cake. Have it for breakfast or at any time you choose without feeling guilty. And oh yes, you can eat a double helping every time!
Original Recipe from www.eatwiseuk.com
However, I have tweaked it and made it my own.
1 cup instant oats; 2 tbsp Herbalife Protein Powder;1/2 tsp baking powder; 1/2 tsp cinnamon; 1/8 tsp nutmeg; pinch of salt; 1 large egg; 1/2 cup homemade curds; 1 tsp vanilla essence; 1/2 cup carrot, grated; 2 tbsp honey;2 tbsp walnuts, chopped; 2 tbs cashew nuts, chopped; 5 large dates, stoned and chopped ;1 tbsp raisins.
Heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4 and grease a non-stick baking tray. Mix the oats, protein powder, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, curds, vanilla, grated carrot and honey. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, mix to combine, then stir in the cashew nuts and dates. Scatter the raisins and walnuts on top and bake for 30 minutes until the top is golden brown and the mixture is coming away from the sides of the tin. Cut into squares and enjoy for breakfast or as a snack. Serves 3.
Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.